world : Merrick Garland held in contempt of US Congress

world : Merrick Garland held in contempt of US Congress
world : Merrick Garland held in contempt of US Congress

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:51 PM

Nafeza 2 world - The US House of Representatives has voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress.

The resolution passed in a 216-207 vote, with all but one Republican voting in favour and all Democrats opposed.

Mr Garland refused to turn over interview tapes from a justice department probe of President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.

He becomes the third attorney general in US history to be held in contempt.

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